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Many of the best TVs prioritize visual components over digital audio. Because TVs typically lack a tremendous internal speaker system, many choose to install their sound systems. In this article, we show you how to connect surround sound to a TV so that you can enjoy the very best audio experience.
And if you have a wireless setup, we can show you how to make a TV Bluetooth accessible. Additionally, to ensure your viewing experience is as good as your audio experience, always know how far away you should sit from your TV. Also, remember that if you pick a TV that is the appropriate size for your room. When looking at the TV sizes, you may come across some that say ’40” class’ for example. If you don’t know what that means, don’t worry, we also have an article on what class means on TV.
Not all surround sound speaker systems are made the same. So make sure to consult your specific systems user manual. That said, below are the general steps to set up an external speaker system.
For best audio results, angle the front speakers towards the area where the viewers will be sitting.
AV receivers need ventilation and can get hot. So, be sure to keep it somewhere that air can flow freely and not in a tight space or a drawer.
Can you connect a TV to a receiver without HDMI?
While HDMI is the most common way to connect a receiver and TV, you can also use RCA cables. This will depend on the type of connection your receiver and TV share.
What is needed for a surround sound system?
A surround sound setup usually consists of at least five speakers, one of which is a subwoofer. Theater systems will include a left and right speaker, as well as left and right rear speakers, a center channel speaker, and a subwoofer. Surround speakers setup like this is usually referred to as 5.1 Surround Sound. There are some systems that have additional speakers as well for more immersive audio.
What’s the difference between an AV receiver and a stereo receiver?
A stereo amplifier receives only an audio signal and does not handle video input. An AV amplifier will receive both an audio and video signal.
STAT: The height of tweeter speakers should be about 2 feet above ear level. (source)